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(Washington Post)   Someday archaeologists will pour plaster into voids in the ash near Kilauea and the results will be shaped like guys holding golf clubs   ( washingtonpost.com) divider line
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5 days ago  
along with their friends holding their beer.
 
5 days ago  
Gophers.
 
5 days ago  
As someone who lived over 300 miles away from Mt. St. Helens in 1980, I can say ash sucks and I wouldn't want to be anywhere near that crap.  But you can't just quit vacationing because solids are raining down on you , can you?
 
5 days ago  
My father always told me that "It never rains on a golf course."

Update: "It never rains volcanic ash on a golf course."
 
5 days ago  
VOLCANO GRANT ME YOUR VENGEANCE!
 
5 days ago  
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Approves.
 
5 days ago  
Prolly the first time in decades you can get a decent tee time without being a senator.
 
5 days ago  
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5 days ago  
play it where it lies.
 
5 days ago  
Bravo, subby.

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5 days ago  
Rat farts.
 
5 days ago  
I know it's a long shot, but I love this headline and think it should at least make it into the headline of the month competition.
 
5 days ago  
Truly he died as he lived.

In the rough.
 
5 days ago  
Who could forget this one of the guy masturbating during the Pompey eruption.

https://twitter.com/PersianRose1/stat​u​s/881330662321655808
 
5 days ago  
I think Trump should spend the next 6 months campaigning golfing in Hawaii.

/Just a thought.
 
5 days ago  
When I play golf I usually only have to deal with water hazards and sand hazards and out of bounds stuff but VOLCANO HAZARDS?
 
5 days ago  

neritz: My father always told me that "It never rains on a golf course."

Update: "It never rains volcanic ash on a golf course."


Would like a word with you.....
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5 days ago  
Volcanos on the Big Island generally don't work that way Subby. Their lava as a rule just isn't as viscous as that found in other volcanos along plate boundaries that sometimes that blow their tops off or create pyroclastic flows like Mt Vesuvius.
 
5 days ago  
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5 days ago  
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5 days ago  
Golfing is how people with very low intelligence, but great social networking skills, are able to get themselves into positions of authority.  So I approve of this.
 
4 days ago  
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4 days ago  
Am I crazy, or does that ash plume resemble the profile of Seve Ballesteros?!??!!!11

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4 days ago  
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4 days ago  
Anybody remember the old geezer who claimed that the authorities could fly him out in five minutes if the pyroclastic flow came his way? He is now in a safer place, between 45 and 100 feet below solid rock.

Apparently he underestimated the ease of flying a helicopter into a volcanic eruption, as well as the willingness of the authorities to spend the money and take the risks to save his sorry ass.
 
4 days ago  

BalugaJoe: Gophers.



Correct me if I'm wrong Sandy, but if I kill all the golfers they'll lock me up and throw away the key.
 
4 days ago  
There is no fool like an old fool -- who golfs.


I'm just saying.

To quote the French, à propos de rien (about nothing).
 
4 days ago  

brantgoose: Anybody remember the old geezer who claimed that the authorities could fly him out in five minutes if the pyroclastic flow came his way? He is now in a safer place, between 45 and 100 feet below solid rock.

Apparently he underestimated the ease of flying a helicopter into a volcanic eruption, as well as the willingness of the authorities to spend the money and take the risks to save his sorry ass.


Harry Truman? I don't think he really wanted out in any case.
 
4 days ago  
Actually almost everyone who lived in Pompeii took the threat seriously and survived because they left before shiat went down.

You can draw your own conclusions about the collective course of human intelligence over the last 2,000 years, but remember this: Pompeiians drank their water from lead pipes and they still had more sense than these people.
 
4 days ago  

oa330_man: As someone who lived over 300 miles away from Mt. St. Helens in 1980, I can say ash sucks and I wouldn't want to be anywhere near that crap.  But you can't just quit vacationing because solids are raining down on you , can you?


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Harry R. Truman unavailable for comment.
 
4 days ago  
Waiting for someone try to attempt takeing a selfie with the volcano while it's erupting.
 
4 days ago  
Someone should photoshop Trump onto the golf course with "This is fine" as the meme-line.
 
4 days ago  
One of the states eight  BOOM  seven islands.
 
4 days ago  

ChimpNipples: Waiting for someone try to attempt takeing a selfie with the volcano while it's erupting.



That's the same kind of person who thinks it's a good idea to take a selfie with a bison at Yellowstone National Park.

Spoiler alert:  It's nothing like Disney World.
 
4 days ago  

ChimpNipples: Waiting for someone try to attempt takeing a selfie with the volcano while it's erupting.


As long as he doesn't say "lava bomb" 50 times...
 
4 days ago  
Meh, it could be worse.

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4 days ago  
Just ask these guys...

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4 days ago  
Darwin is going to be exhausted when this is over.
 
4 days ago  

drayno76: I think Trump should spend the next 6 months campaigning golfing in Hawaii.

/Just a thought.


Those people have been through enough.
 
4 days ago  
Vesuvius is a subduction zone volcano and its lava source is part of the African plate, its lava has a high silica and gas content.


Kilauea is a hotspot volcano- basaltic lava with low silica and gas content
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4 days ago  

ChipNASA: [img.fark.net image 850x528]


Who is Omaba?

\this will be bigger than the stupid "what is the color of this dress" meme
 
4 days ago  
The anniversery is 2 days away, however I remember a Sunday morning driving with my dad and brother through downtown Oak Harbor with the windows down in a pickup when we heard a loud boom.  We thought it was the Navy there testing a weapon or something.  We found out later that day that Mt. St. Helens had exploded.  Oak Harbor is 200 miles away.
 
4 days ago  
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Eli WhiskeyDik: [img.fark.net image 480x272]


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"Hey everybody!  We're all gonna get lei'd!"
 
4 days ago  

stvdallas: The anniversery is 2 days away, however I remember a Sunday morning driving with my dad and brother through downtown Oak Harbor with the windows down in a pickup when we heard a loud boom.  We thought it was the Navy there testing a weapon or something.  We found out later that day that Mt. St. Helens had exploded.  Oak Harbor is 200 miles away.


The explosion of Mt St Helens was more of a large, loud rumble in the Puget Sound area... so say most if the people in Bremerton that I talked to. I don't know, I was stuck down inside a boat with metal being beaten on all sides of me. I found out at lunch. There was no visible ash clouds in any of the eruptions that year.

/Anyone remember Mt Baker spewing steam just before that?
//Prolly saved us from Mt Rainier again.
 
4 days ago  
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4 days ago  

stan unusual: Vesuvius is a subduction zone volcano and its lava source is part of the African plate, its lava has a high silica and gas content.


Kilauea is a hotspot volcano- basaltic lava with low silica and gas content
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You know the headline says ash, not lava, right?
 
4 days ago  
The Post is playing both sides:

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4 days ago  
I don't think the heavy stuff is going to come down for quite a while.
 
4 days ago  

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On a related note, while Pompeii is fascinating, Herculaneum is in my opinion, much more interesting (apart from the naughty frescoes).
 
4 days ago  
They'll be OK. Not even Pele can hit a nine-iron.
 
4 days ago  

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Vanc......err......Hilo, this is IT!!!
 
4 days ago  

Albert911emt: ChipNASA: [img.fark.net image 850x528]

Who is Omaba?

\this will be bigger than the stupid "what is the color of this dress" meme


SON OF A BIATCH!

/GOTDAMN FAT FINGERS.
 
4 days ago  

gunther_bumpass: brantgoose: Anybody remember the old geezer who claimed that the authorities could fly him out in five minutes if the pyroclastic flow came his way? He is now in a safer place, between 45 and 100 feet below solid rock.

Apparently he underestimated the ease of flying a helicopter into a volcanic eruption, as well as the willingness of the authorities to spend the money and take the risks to save his sorry ass.

Harry Truman? I don't think he really wanted out in any case.


He was never going to leave. And I think he's under about 600 feet or so of dirt. I've seen the former spot from the rim. The whole side of the mountain slumped over him.
 
4 days ago  

stvdallas: The anniversery is 2 days away, however I remember a Sunday morning driving with my dad and brother through downtown Oak Harbor with the windows down in a pickup when we heard a loud boom.  We thought it was the Navy there testing a weapon or something.  We found out later that day that Mt. St. Helens had exploded.  Oak Harbor is 200 miles away.


I have a relative that currently lives there and was in Yakima the morning it blew. He was stuck there a week.
 
4 days ago  

X-Geek: I don't think the heavy stuff is going to come down for quite a while.


Well, 2-foot rocks aren't light. Even pumice has mass. From the HVO page today:

"This morning dense ballistic blocks up to 60 cm (2 feet) across were found in the parking lot a few hundred yards from Halemaumau. These reflect the most energetic explosions yet observed and could reflect the onset of steam-driven explosive activity. Further observations are necessary to asses this interpretation. Additional such explosions are expected and could be more powerful."
 
4 days ago  

fanbladesaresharp: X-Geek: I don't think the heavy stuff is going to come down for quite a while.

Well, 2-foot rocks aren't light. Even pumice has mass. From the HVO page today:

"This morning dense ballistic blocks up to 60 cm (2 feet) across were found in the parking lot a few hundred yards from Halemaumau. These reflect the most energetic explosions yet observed and could reflect the onset of steam-driven explosive activity. Further observations are necessary to asses this interpretation. Additional such explosions are expected and could be more powerful."


The parking lot is almost to the edge of the caldera, though. So, Id guess close to where this was taken (I think this is the one from the rim trail and not Jagger, I should have noted things better).
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4 days ago  
These are dudes that have finally managed to schedule some hours away from the wife and kids for a round, and they're not gonna give that up for anything, cos you do NOT get that shiat back.
 
4 days ago  

Feel_the_velvet: Am I crazy, or does that ash plume resemble the profile of Seve Ballesteros?!??!!!11

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I see Mr T on the right
 
4 days ago  
One does not simply putt in Mordor
 
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